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 THE  OLDEST  MINING  CAMP  NEWSPAPER  IN   BRITISH  COLUMBIA  Vol.-'XIX.  GREENWOOD, B. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1913.  I Winter Clbthittqr  ' 1  9m~m" mt__V I       "?^S  CAPS, MITTS, OVERCOATS, SWEATERS  AND MEN'S UNDERWEAR OF EVERY  DESCRIPTION-  Just a Gentle  '.  Reminder   ���������  +-4U  I P.-W. GEORGE & O  f|   COPPER STREET        ,   .    GREENWOOD, B, G   =2  iDay Hooks, Cash Hooks  Ledgers, Journals, cMemos  of cAll Sizes  in  Stock  Of the New Goods We Carry  In Stock  Stoves-vHeaters and Cookers'  Granite, Tin, Iron, Earthen and  Glass Ware. Cutlery for the  Table, Kitchen, Pocket or Face.  Beds, Springs, -Mattresses PiL*  lows, Blankets, Comforters,  Sheets, Pillow Slips, Quilts,  Dressers, Stands, Tables, Chairs,  Pianos, Organs, Singer Sewing  Machines, Machine Needles,  Keys of all kinds, Trunks, Bags,  Suit Cases, Saws, Hammers,  Wedges, Handles, Tools., of  various kinds, Shoe findings,  Cobbling Sets, Fur Overcoats,  Gloves, Automobile Skates  Skate Screws, Dontley Carpet  Sweeper.  ������      -' -     '���������" p  I Around Home  Stove and Furniture Man  Phone 16   Greenwood, B. C.  ILlSMlHiikUt  Greenwood's   Big   Furniture  Store  Throw Out that Old Mattress and  Get a Good One  We have just received a shipment of <,  Grade lattressis  Ostermoors, Star Felts/American Felts, Cotton  Downs, also the Celebrated Legget Coil Springs  T. M. GULLEY & Oo.  ���������Opposite Postoffice. GREENWOOD, B. C. Phone 27  e  =^\  Only One Quality  THE BEST  ,   William C. Arthurs  THE   BREAD & CAKE  BAKER  Vienna Bakery, Greenwood  j_^ss-9 CHRBi^BDBSQD ^sBSBSBSBtfiB QBSH9S0B BsSSBBBBEBOBCBB-ttdUfiflEBiVs^EBSS QB&SOBBSKBttttfek  WALTER   G.   KENNEDY  GREENWOOD,   B.  C.  WHOLESALE  A Full Stock of First Class Pipes.       Pipe Repairs  a Specialty.  a^_W  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President  ALEXANDER LAIRD JOHN AIRD  General Manager Assistant General Manager  ATTRACTIVE JEWELRY  has seldom been gathered in such  an extensive display as the one we  are now showing. We know you  will become interested. Not only in  THE ODD DESIGNS  but with the prices that we have  placed upon the articles.  If you want to see the prettiest  Chains, Lockets, Brooches, Pins  and Stone Set Jewelry ever shown_  in this town, come now.  A. LOGAN & Co.  GREENWOOD.     -     B. C.  CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000  TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES  Issued by The Canadian Bank of Commerce enable the traveller to  provide himself with funds without delay at each point of his journey in  a convenient yet inexpensive manner. They are issued payable in every  country in the world in denominations of  $10,   $20,   $50,   $100,  $200  with the exact equivalent in the moneys of the principal countries stated  on the face of each cheque. They are economical, absolutely safe self-  identifying and easily negotiated. fla  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  J. T. BEATTIE,    -    Manager of Greenwood and Rock Creek Branches  St. Jude's Anglican Church  Services: Holy Communion 8  a.ui. thc 2nd & 4th Sundays this  month; Matins, ii a.m.; Evensong, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday School,  2:30 p. m.  Rev. Franklin Watson, Vicar.  ROOMS   TO   I,KT  In tho Swayno House, Silver  Street. Clean, private and comfortable rooms in a quiet locality  at reasonuble rates. Hot and cold  bathe free to guests.  Bank of Montreal  ESTAUMSHED 1817 . . *  Capital, all paid up, $16,000,000    Rest, $16,000,000.  UNDIVIOKU   FUOVIT8,   Sl,Hr������n#185.3fl  1     Hon. President: Lord Strathcona and Mount Rovai,, G. C. M, G.  President: R. B. Angus, Esq.  Vice-President: Sir E. S. Cr.ousTON, Bart.  General Manager: H. V. MKRUniTH, ESQ.  Branches in London, Bi\Za{^^^}licy/YorlifCh\Ci\go  Buy find Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.    Grant Commercial and  Travellers' Credits, available iu any.part of the world.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT '"^t^JiS'.,lt  Greenwood Branch  - C B. Winter, Mgr.  WANTS, Etc  For Saw:.���������A No, 1 Westman  & Baker, Gordon press. The  Ledge, Greenwood.  Fok Rknt.-  A. L. White.  -Furnished houses.  Fok Sale. ��������� A four-roomed  house on Church street. Price  $150. Apply to D. A. MacDonald,  Automobile Skates  Striking' New Models  New Shipment Just Arrived  A. Iv. White, Phone 16  Eat meat only once a day,  |j don't drink tea with it.  and  if!  il'  Skatesground at A. L. White's.  There are fifty:six members in  the Phoenix Curling club.  Johnnie Huff will  be able In  leave the hospital this week,  ��������� Many visitors from Rock Creek  were in Greenwood last week.  Walter Kennedy made a business trip to Phoenix last week.  Tom Hemuierle has opened a  barber shop in Roseberg, Oregon.  , P. H. McCurrach ,aud his bride  returned from the east on Tuesday.   "      '  Wheal, oats and, barlev 81.25  per hundred at  Brown's. Ferrv,  wash.    ���������    -    ;.,  The bachelors .are giving a  dance ,in Rock Creek on Friday  evening, '.   ���������',,  John Mulligan has been appointed police magistrate in  Phoenix.  D. J. Matheson is now servinsr  his fourth term .as Mayor of  Phoenix.J ��������� ,   .-  Dan McGillis is in the hospital  at Phoenix with an attack of  pneumonia.  Born.���������In Midway on January  IS to Mr. and Mrs. John Benson,  a daughter.  Your old pipe may be made like  new at a small cost, send it to  W. G. Kennedy.  Mr. aud Mrs. L. A. Smith of  Anaconda have gone to Los  Angeles for two months.  Clark and Lynne are largely  responsible for the success of the  Grand Forks hockejr team.  In Grand Forks, Mrs. M. J.  Quinlivan is suffering from a  severe attack of pneumonia.  -.��������� Chief,Dinsmore has been confined to his house for several  day with an attack of illness.  Danny Deane is on a business  trip to the coast, He owns valuable property in Vancouver.  For Sale. ��������� Light, medium  and heavy sleighs. Kinney's  Blacksmith shop, Greenwood.  Dr. Verrall and wife have returned to Phoenix after their  wedding trip to Eastern cities.  Wanted.���������A second-hand cutter in fair condition. Information to J. H. Willcox, Greenwood.  Wm. Hazzard now is in charge  ot the grocery department in the  store of Russell-Law-Caulfield  Co.  Jim Ellis has bought the Merritt Herald. For years he was  manager of the other paper in  that city.  T. B. Cave has taken np his  residence in Penticton. He was  married in Kelowna some two  months ago.  The county court was adjourned this week owing to the solicitor in some of the cases being  out of town.  W. C. H. Wilson is leaving for  Sudbury in a few days, where he  has accepted a position with the  Dominion Nickel Co.  Owing to the curling bonspiel skating was suspended at  the rink in Phoenix for the first  three days of this week.  Lost.���������Brindle yearling heifer  white on back and legs, white  face, with two round black spots  on it. Brand -H��������� rather illegible  on side. Information to E. F.  Wilson, Rock Creek.  Lost.���������Red yearling heifer  white spot on head and tail.  Branded F. N. on right hip. Information to E. F. Wilson, Rock  Creek.  Fok Sale.��������� Piano, sectional  bookcase, sideboard, stoves, and  otber furniture. Articles wanted  must be bought this week. W.  C. II. Wilson.  In <-be mayoralty contest in  Grand Forks last week, G. M.  Fripp only defeated R. Gaw by  one vote. The total, vote polled  for mayor was 256.-  - Jim Dale was in town last  week. He is running a stage between Carmi and   the Summit.  The stage from  the  Summit is  operated by Billy Nelson.  Service   in    the   Presbyterian  church   next   Sunday.   January'  26th, at 7:30 p. m!, Sunday School  and Bible Class 2:30 p. m.    Rev.  J, R, Munro Pastor.    ���������  For sale by private treaty, a  quantity of household' furniture,  stoves, kitchen range, desk, garden hose, etc., apply Rev. Franklin Watson, the vicarage.  The Gazette says' that it is unofficially announced , that the  Kettle Vallev Railway will begin  this week, a weekly train service  between Grand Forks arid Carmi.  H. T, Newmarche of Nelson is  acting manager of the Bank of  Commerce, during the absence of  Mr. Beattie in Grand Forks where  he has charge of the bank in that  city while Mr. Niles is making a  trip in the east.  , H. L. Basset, blacksmith for  the Kettle Valley 'Railway machine shop is in the hospital at  Grand Forks suffering from^ a  badly mutilated arm, through  having it drawn into a wheel  wtiile fixing a pulley.  Peter Veregin, head of the  Doukhobor colonies in this province has been refused admission  to the United States, upon the  gronnd that he is an anarchist.  Canada cannot help him as he is  still a subject of Russia.  Chas. M. Campbell, assistant  superintendent of the Granby  mine ' and Miss Lucy McGreer  were married in Vancouver this  month. After returning from  California they will take up their  residence near the Snowshoe  mine.  ^^^^^^������^^^m^^-^^-t\^^  Western Float  HOCKEY GAME  Greenwood entertained Phoenix  hockey team at the local rink, on  Tuesday evening,   to one of   the  best games ever seen here; indeed,  the first period of twenty  minutes  was   exceedingly   fast,   and   the  game all through was a fine sample  of good clean hockey.     For nearly  two-thirds of the game the local  boys kept Phoenix on the defence  and very little scoring was done  until near the end, when  Phoenix  were the winners by 5 goals to 4.  The line-up was not selected  until  just before the game started,  and  Dow of the Intermediates was called upon to defend the home goal,  and he played a fine game.    All  the other players did well and it  would  be difficult to particularize  any one of them.    The attendance  was good, some coming from as far  as Rock Creek, and everybody was  delighted with the game.  The Greenwood boys ase worthy  of the support of everyone in the  district; they are all workers in  tho city and can play hockey as  well.  The line-up was as follows:  Phoenix Position G'wood  Mitchel Goal Dow  Davidson Point McLachlan  Neil C. Point D. McDonald  Bassett Rover   G. McDonald  McKelvey Centre Cliff Russell  Sayers R. Wing :!*McCutcheon  Taylor        L. Wing Clerf  '������������������McMillan  Referee: Chas. Russell  NEW CITIZENS  The following became citizens  this week:  F. W. Carlson, M. Kostuv, J.  B. Anderson, W. Nelson, J. Sip-  pola, E. K. Autio, F. Liiman, V.  Swpacasa, M. Mahch, N. Rodack.  Members of the Forest Branch,  Department of Lands couered  more than 5,000 square miles in  their surveying operations this last  fall. Returns are now being compiled.  There are five licensed hotels in  Vernon. . ��������� ,  Chinook is the name of a town  in Alberta.     ' ,  .' <  Three plumbers are opening up  business in Merritt.  There is some talk of   an   ice  carnival in Hedley.  At Carmi the sawmill will be a  permanent industry.  At Sapperton there in  an epidemic of scarlet fever.  A   Marquee   may be   built   on  Thud avenue in Rupe.  It has snowed nearly every day  this year in the Slocan.  Hazelton will hold a winter carnival early next month.  There is some talk of forming a  snowshoe club in Blairmore.  Last year there were 108 cases  in the police court at Blairmore.  Many towns in B. G. are beginning to advertise their resources.  Fred Nash, the surveyor was recently wedded to an Indian maiden  at Masset.  A new liquor company will build  a $10,000 bonded -.warehouse in  Blairmore.   .  A government fruit packing  school will be opened in Kelowna  next month.  James T. Graham, a retired  farmer died in Kelowna last week,  aged 65 years.  Frank McClain has bought the  harness shop in Aldermere from  Stanley Jones.  During December there were  seven girls and seven boys born in  Prince Rupert.  Lynn creek, furnishes North  Vancouver daily with 25,000,000  gallons of water.        <���������  The bachelors in the old camp  of Fairview gave their annual  dance last week.  A. Clemes of Spence's Bridge is  building an hotel in Vancouver at  a cost of $250,000.  Recently in Ashcroft a fire was  'started ^by^fusing' a1-flat:iron^bed:  warmer that was too hot.  J. Fortune.died in the hospital  at Merritt last week following an  operation for apppndicitis.   '  This winter robberies have been  frequent in the small towns ������on  both sides of the Fraser river.  J. A. Anderson is now Mayor of  Slocan. He has been the druggist  of that town for the past sixteen  years.  Last year there were 404 cases  in the police court'at Vernon, and  more than $3,000 were collected  for fines.  At Merritt all the coal mines  have their paydays upon the first  Saturday after the loth of each  month.  Wm. Fletcher was recently killed at Savona by falling under a  C.P.R. train from which he was  trying to alight.  Fruitgrowers at Notch Hill want  the tariff raised on fruit, until it is  equal with the rates charged by  the United States.  A snowslide destroyed Harry  Gibson's hotel at the Forks, not  far from Stewart, without causing  injury to anyone.  The Union Bank is opening a  branch at Lillooet with A. P.  HugheB as manager. This is the  second bank for that town.  Frank Trainer who died on the  trail in Finley River country this  winter was a native of Illinois, but  had lived some time in Idaho.  J. H. Lancaster died from injuries last week that he received  from the burning of the municipal  hall at Richmond, Luln Island, on  January 2. ' ,  Bill Springer, superintenden t of  the Idaho-Alamo mines in the Slocan states that he has been in six  snowslides this winter withont getting injured.  An old gun was recently found  near Clinton that bore the date of  Barnett, 1801. The gun had stood  sixty years, against a tree, and was  well preserved.  Snow in the Fraser valley has  made it difficult for pheasants to  get their regular meals, owing to  tho fact that they feed themselves  from the ground.  It is proposed to build a canning  factory somewhere in the Greenwood district. Further information can be obtained from Colonel  Glossop of Rock Creek.  Pat Burns contemplates putting  a fifty ton oil burning smelter at  the First Thought, near Orient,  Wash. A treatment coat of thirty-  five cents a ton is anticipated.  Panthers are being shot in the  Similkameen. The bounty for  them is $15. These animals destroy a great many deer, but have  never been known to attack a man.  J. A. Menzies will build a sawmill at Merritt in-the spring. "It  will have a capacity of 20,000 feet  daily, and the timber will be cut  on the Princeton range and hauled,  into the mill in wagons.   '        "  At rWoodland," not far from'  Edmonton a farmer found gold in  some ducks that he had killed for  the market. He has engaged two  prospectors to test the locality, in  the spring for the yellowmetal.    L  Colonel B. Tomkins.is spending  the winter in San Francisco, and  may make that city his future  home. For years past the Colonel  has been manager of first-class  hotels in Nelson and Kamloops.  W. G. Moore died iD Spokane  last week from the effects of an ex-,  plosion at the Alice E mine near"  Orient, Wash. He was doing contract work upon the mine, and was-  alone at the. time of the accident.,- '  Mrs. Emma Cornwall recently  lost her life in a blizzard, while going from Kamloops to Rose Hill. '  Her horse ran away, upsetting the  cutter, and compelling Mrs. Cornwall and her daughter to wander'  all night in the blinding storm.  Send for a catalogue of', headstones and monuments, made by  the Kootenay Monumental Works,  Nelson, B. C.  THE KETTLE VALLEY  At the close of 1912 there were  about 3,500 men engaged "in connection with construction ou  the  Kettle Valley . Railway.      Beginning   at   Midway,    and    coming  westward,  the  track  is  laid   to  Carmi at mile 46, and grading is  being   proceeded   with,    so   that  tracklaying will begin   at   Carmi  as   soon   as   spring  opens,   and  should reach [ the summit between  the   Kettle   and   the   Okanagan  Valleys abont midsummer.    This  summit;.is' mile 76-west'of.Mid-J.  way.'      By  "the   time^the' track  reaches   the'  Summit,'   the   contractors have promised that   the  grading on the section  from the  Summit to Penticton, 59 mites inv  .length,   will   be   sufficiently ' advanced to enable tracklaying   to  be  continued  south-westerly   towards   Penticton.     The   grading  from     Penticton,    north-easterly,  will also be well advanced by the  summer,   and   by   the   time   the  1,600 foot tunnel is driven at mile  20 east of Penticton, it should be  possible to connect up the steel  on   the   entire   59   mile   section.   '  There are over 1,200_ men   now  engaged   on   the   59   miles   from  Penticton, which is mile 135 west  of Carmi, to the  Kettle-Okanagan  Summit.      The    contractors    say  that this force   will   be   doubled  within    the   next   month   or   six  weeks so that excellent progress  is assured.  From Penticton (mile 135 west  of Midway) to the Osprey Lake  Summit (mile 175 west of Midway)  the grading is so far   advanced that   tracklaying   can   be  started west of the Trout Creek  bridge,  by the time  this   bridge  has been erected.     Steel  is now  laid almost to the   Trout   Creek  crossing,  and ballasting and surfacing on this section;  some nine  miles in length, will be proceeded  with at once.    From the Osprey  Lake Summit to  the Otter Summit, a distance of some 65 miles,  the location has   not  been   definitely decided on as yet.    It will  be,   however,   definitely  settled,  so that work will be begun   on  both ends of this stretch on the  opening   of   spring,   and,    thero  being no heavy bridges to put in,  this section should be completed  some time during the fall of 1913.  From the Otter Summit,  which  will be 'approximately  mile  240  west   of   Midway,    into   Merritt.  the track is completed,  and being  operated under an order  of  the  railway board.    The section   between Midway and Carmi is also  being operated under an order of  the   railway    board. ��������� Penticton  Herald.  'rfiMI  ^���������^Tr,R'Mi'LUgl*gar,J-U*in,*jJBUTi t-i ihwiiiiu ;��������������� ������������������������������������������������������!������������������*��������� b;y  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  THE  LEDGE  Is located at Greenwood, B. C, and can be traced to many parts of  the,earth. It comes to.the front every Thursday morning, and  believes that hell would close up if love ruled the world. It believes  in justice to everyone ; from the' man who mucks in the mine to the  king.who sits on the cushions of the throne. It believes that advertising is the life of trade; and that one of the noblest works of  creation is the man who always pays the printer.  The Ledge is $2.00 a year in advance, or $2.50 when not so paid.  It is postage free to all parts of Canada, Mexico, Great Britain and  thc county of Bruce. To the United States it is $2.50 a year, always  in advance.  R.  T.   LOWERY  EDITOR    AND    FINANCIER.  GREENWOOD, JANUARY 23, 1913.  A blue mark here indicates that your Subscription has  become deceased, and that the editor would once moro  liko to commune with your collateral.  Lkt us all got together and put  our ads in the local paper.  11.* all signs do not fail wo will  have a green St. Patrick's Day.  Yk-j, dear Mike, wo havo a naval  policy in Canada, but water wagons  are becoming scarcer every day as  the year rolls along.  Circulars are being sent into  Canada from New York with a  view of depreciating C.P.R. stock.  Tho C.P.R. is still running its  trains regularly.  " Why be mean and attempt to  grab the earth, for no matter how  much each man wins, or how much  each man spends the maggot is  bound to turn up at last and make  a free lunch of yonr remains.  The world is still'imoving. We  have just received payment from  the Great Northern railway of an  account that was sixteen months  old. This proves that we should  never give up hope, even towards  a railway company.  The grippe has caused considerable trouble this winter and should  bo deported. It got into Canada  years ago without paying any duty,  and should be sent back to hades,  from whence it escaped while some  of Satan's imps were asleep at the  switch.  War still hangs over Europe  liko the sword of Damocles. The  sooner the fighting is over the  sooner the horrors will be ended.  Force expends itself and dies, and  the world moves on. Universal  peace, and goodwill will never  come until mortals become gods,  and live like the angels.  The bear is a wise animal. In  the cold short days of winter he  sleeps all the time and lives without any labor or food. His room  lining u hole in the ground ho pays  no rent and defies the world. If  the human race could follow the  example of the hear, we would  hear no more about the high coBt  of living, and cold feet would.be  come unknown.  Winter Health Hints  Life insurance companies are  vary good authorities on safeguards  against disease. They employ  many physicians of high rank and  great attainments. It is for their  direct interest to keep people well,  lest sickness may result in death  and the payment of claim to policy  holders.  One of the big life insurance  companies sends out timely hints  about warding off colds and other  common winter ills. It suggests  the wisdom of taking extra pains,  at this time of the year, to keep up ,  the tone of the body and fortify it  against enemies which cannot be  avoided, but may be beaten back  by the right kind of physical vigor.  One of the hints given by this  insurance company is "Remember  that the place to wear a chest protector is on your feet." The common sense of such advice is apparent to all who understand how  many ills spring from damp feet,  left without proper attention, ancl  from cold feet which are the sign  of a lack of good circulation and  reasonable vitality.  Another hint from the same  source is equally sound. "'At the  first sign of a cold do not rush to  patent medicines or whiskey and  quinine, but take a purge, a good  hot foot-bath, and drink freely o  hot flaxseed tea, or of hot water  containing a few drops of tincture  of camphor. Unless you feel better quickly do not wait too long  before.seeing a doctor."  This is plain common sense in  its essential features, whatever  may be thought of the flaxseed tea  or the tincture of camphor. The  main thing is to give Nature a fair  chance by keeping the body in the  best possible condition to fight its  own battles against winter ills,���������  Winnipeg Tribune.  The Card Mania  Of the "morality" of gambling,  nothing need be said. All I affirm  is that it is simply absurd to enter  on a habit where success is defeat  and to win is calamity.  The successful amateur gambler  graduates into a professional���������he  has to, for businessmen shun him.  No man who plays cards for  money can keep his position long.  Tho fact is, none of ns has a surplus of brains, arid if wo aro going  to succeod in business all the  power we have to our credit is demanded. The man who can play  cards at night and do business in  the daytime hasn't yet been born.  Life is a bank* account, with so  much divine energy at your disposal. What aro you going to do  with it? If you draw your checks  for this, you cannot draw for that.  Take your choice. And above all,  do not draw on tho Bank of Futurity by breathing bad air, and  bad company.  The man who succeeds in business is the one whogoes to bed before ten o'clock at night; and only  one thing is he jealous of, and that  is outdoor exercise.  Gambling robs a man of rest,  and the keen edge qi life is lost in  shuffling the pasteboards. All he  gives his employer or the world is  the discard. Outside of his play  he is a weak, inefficient person,  and his weakness is very apt to  manifest itself in burdening his  friends,  The curse of gambling does not  fall on the gambler alone, any  more than the drunkard alone suf  fers for his fault. Suffering falls  upon everyone within tlio radius of  the gambler.  If your gambler is on a salary,  he very often comes around for his  wages before'pay-day, then he gets  to discounting hiH salary to. a  money shark; then, if ho cau, he  will "borrow" hia pay before he  earns it, without first consulting  you. He intends to pay it back,  oh,.yes!  He wins and pays ifc back. This  encourages him to borrow more the  next time. Ho takes more in  order to win moro. Ho is now  obliged to play heavily, because  his debts are accumulating. It is  an old story, and dozens of men in  Sing Sing can tell you nil about it.  To do business with gamblers  leads, as a rule, to disappointment,  because with gamblers t,lie. idea of  reciprocity, mutuality and cooperation, except tn skin Homebody, does not exist.  From betting to beggardoni is  only a stop. No man can play tho  pasteboards or the races continually  and win. Mathematically, he is  bound to lose, at last.  And of all tlio fools, tho biggest  is tho man who hot on a "sure  thing."  John Madden has followed the  business for a quarter of a century,  and says: '���������! quit betting years  ago, and if I ever bet again it will  bo because the disease has gotten  the better of my business judgement."  The bookmaker gets it all���������he  has but to wait and the whole  thing is his.  It is just like the game of poker,  where the dealer takes care of all  the bets and gives the first booster  an ace in the hole. If tbe boosters  do no get the "live one's" money,  the dealer will. He gets "all the  others have, as sure as death, if  they continue to play.  Do not imagine that all gambling  is done in tho cities.  "Man made the cities, God the  country, but the Devil made the  small towns." Hardly a village  iu America is free, from the scourge.  Gambling means blurred vision,  weak muscles, shak}' nerves. Loss  of sleep, lack of physicial exercise,  irregular meals, bad air, excitement, form a devil's monopoly of  bad things���������and the end is disgrace, madness, death and the  grave.  I am not a member of the  Christian Endeavor Society, the  Epworth League, tho Baptist  Union, the Knights of Columbus  or the Society for the Suppression  of Vice, and all I say here is simply a little plain talk from one  businessman to others, with all  soft sentiment omitted.  Boys, we need all the brains we.  have in our work.���������Hubbard.  When 3*ou want a hcadstonr* or  monument write to thc Kootenay  Monumental Works, Nelson, B.C.  Sir Richard's Will  The probating of the will of the  late Sir Richard Cartwright has  caused some surprisn Hn has  always been considered ono of the  wealthy men of thc country. Yet  his last will and testament shows  that he had but a value of $80,000  to apportion among his heirs.  It is not ncceeary to say that, in  these days when millionaires  abound, that sum does not constitute a fortune and does not rank  a man among the wealthy.  There aro men in Toronto who  make more than that in a year.  Instances could be given wherein,  of recent years, big financiers havo  made more than that in an afternoon. Ifc should not bo so, but  that is another story.  When Sir Richard Cartwright  entered public life and for some  years after he was a1 rich man, as  wealth was computed up to that  time. He was a Minister during  fifteen years and those years left  him about as they found him  They were the greatest years" the  country had seen. He was so  placed that he could, with the  capital he possessed, and with the  credit tho could commanded, have  gained wealth in any of the dozen  directions in which other men have  fonnd wealth during recent' years-1  He could have used his wealth  without his position and made a  fortune, or from his position without his wealth he could have had  welcome where fortunes were be  ing turned. Nobody denies to him  ���������now that denials serve no purpose���������the possession of tho highest  order of= financial abilities.  Th������ simple fact that ho did not  prosecute his personal fortunes at  all. Ho ��������� had the capital, and,  mom than most, he had the opportunities. But ho chose rather, to  devote' himself unreservedly tn  public, life. lie lived his life as ho  felt he sliould. TIo bore his lance  to the end. Ho was never absont  when an enemy asked for him.  Some find fault with the book he  left behind him. It is a man's  book, though, is it not? Ho wrote  as ho talked and as he lived, caring for no approval if sure that ho  had his own. His book is almost  tho first candid book of the kind,  lie wrote what he wanted to say,  not what he assumed that readers  would want to read. And he will  carry his campaign through our  history, his book standing up  against all the subsequent products of the press.  Sir Richard Cartwright did not  leave to his heirs what in these  days, would be considered a for  tune. There is no reason to doubt  that he could have left a large fortune had that be;n his purpose.  But he leaves to his heirs much  that counts elsewhere thau in the  Court of Probate.  Keep the Trees  European countries are spending  millions annually in an effort to  make fertile many valleys which  are at present being subject alternately to deluge and drought, and  consequently utterly unfit for  agriculture.  If the Province of British Co  lumbia is to maintain the lead  which she has,already attained in  fruit producing, it is essential that  no fires bo allowed to lick the one  retenative influence, the forest, off  the mountain slopes.  As a result of many urgent demands from fruit growers in the  Okanagan Valley, the Forest  Branch has determined that a very  strict patrol shall bo maintained  during the dry months, and the  Fire. Protection branch of the  Dominion Railway Commission has  issued an order for more efficient  patrols along the lines of railways.  Moving out the Wheat  The western crop movement is  being carried on  this year under  the most favorable auspices.    Tho  efforts made by the Borden government   to   avoid   the  congestion,  which has hitherto been a feature  of the yearly crop movement, have  proved successful and the traffic is  being so well   handled   that few  complaints come even from those  who are most ready to find fault.  A comparison with tho number of  bushels disposed of last year throws  light upon  the   work now being  done.    Up to November 30, 1912.  the grain received at Fort William  and  Port Arthur was 22,000,000  bushels more than for the corresponding period of  1911 and the  shipments   out   were   16,000,000  more.    Wheat   is   the   principal  grain shipped by water for export.  About 22,000 more cars of grain  wero brought into the Twin City  terminals than in 1911 period.    In  the three months ending November 30 tho C.P.R. handled 10,710  more cars at Winnipeg than   in  1911 and tho Grand Trunk Pacifio  7,250 more.  There was for a short period  some congestion at the Twin City  terminals. because the railways  brought grain in faster than it  could be got out by boat. That  congestion, was the direct consequence of the jamming of the  Buffalo and New York elevators.  Ocean tonnage could not get out  the grain fast enough and it backed  up against the front lake terminals,  which was; in no way the fault of  the railways of Canada. At the  close of navigation the farmers of  the West had on their hands about  00,000,000 bushels of wheat out of  a crop of 200,000,000 bushels not  including seed reserves. The work  of the Government also in hurrying up the completion of routes on  tho N.T.R. has given two rail outlets for tho winter.  Tho latest figures up to January  7 at tho Marino Department show  that ten million of bushels af grain  will bo stored on vessels at Port  Arthur and Fort William this  winter. Six millions . have been  already stored away since the closo  of navigation and twenty-five vessels are awaiting cargoes. This  scheme of letting the vessels lie in  winter quarters at these ports and  act as elevators and prevent a  grain blockade was brought into  force by the present government.  A fleet of seventy vessels loaded  with wheat will lie at these ports  until the spring comes.  Important Matter  One job wliich should engage the  attention of the Board of Railway  Commissioners in this district is  the lack of means for transfer between the Canadian Pacific and tho  Great Northern at Midway. Time  and again shippers make mistakes  and the railways make [mistakes  and goods which should come in  direct to Hedley without delay are  found to land in Midway and then  ensue months ofjfdelay and barrels  of correspondence and profanity before it can be got to move any further west. It is now seven years  since both roads were running into  Midway and there has sure been  ample time for the railways to  make provision to transfer cars  from the one road to the other.  That the railways have not done it  before uow is evidence that they  don't want to and the only way to  deal with individuals and corporations who don't waut to is to make  them. The only body which is invested with powers to compel these  corporations to stand around and  do things a little livelier than they  are inclined to do them is the  Board of Railway Commissioners  and their good offices in tho matter cannot bo sought any too soon.  It is not only points in the Similkameen which are made to suffer  by the lack of readiness of the  Great Northern and C. P. ��������� R. to  exchange freight at Midway, but  the same trouble obtains for .those  living ������at Greenwood who have  goods come over the Great Northern to Midway and cannot get them  any farther.���������Hedley Gazette.  Cement Plant  A cement plant for Port Alberni  on Vancouver Island is being planned by the B. O. Transport company, limited, of New Westminster. This company is made up of  English manufacturers and it is  understood that if the final tests of  the raw material discovered near  Alberni are satisfactory the deposits will be developed at once  and a freight'ship will be sent to  the coast from England for the  purpose of taansportihg the cement  manufactured to New Westminster, Victoria and Vancouver. The  company already owns 600 feet  of wharfage, at New Westminster,  gravel pits at Pitt Lake and a fleet  of boats and barges.  Tho   first steamer  Atlantic in 1819.  crossed the  WESTERN - - HOTELS.  NEWMARKET   HOTEL  Is the home for all tourists and  millionaires visiting New Denver, British Columbia.  A. JACOBSON. Proprietor.  THE   PROVINCE   HOTEL  Grand Forks, B.C., is in the centre  of the city, and furnishes the public  with .every ��������� accommodation at  reasonable rates.   ���������  Emil I.avson, Proprietor,  THE   KASLO   HOTEL  Kaslo, B. C���������   is a  comfortable  . home for all who travel to that  city.  Cockle & Papwortn.  ���������     4f  HOTEL KEREMEOS  Opposite depot. Extensive alter  ations have recently been made'  rendering this hotel oue of the  most comfortable in the interior.'  A choice selection of liquors and  cigars. New pool room aud sample'  rooms in connection.  IVlrs. A. F. K1RBY  HOTEL CASTLECAR, Castlegar Junction.     All modern.     Excellent  ��������� accomodations for tourists and  drummers. Boundary train leaves  here at 9.10 a.m.  W. H.  GAGE, Proprletoi  SHRIIHIJOOKK   HOUSE  Nelson; B. C. One minuto's walk  from C. P. It station. Cuisine  unexcelled; Well heated and ventilated.  LAVINGE & DUNK. Pr'opiictors-  TKKMONT   HOUSK  Nelson, B. C, is run on the American and European plan. Steam  heated rooms. All white labor.  Special attention paid to dining  room.  RuiiHoino & Campbell, I'ropn.  TULAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton, B. C. is the  headquarters   for   miners,   investors  ' and railroad men.   A fine location and everything first-class  KIRKPATRICK & MALONE, Proprietors.  ItRlIiESVJLLE   HOTEL.  Bridesville, B. C. This hotel is  within easy reach of all the leading  Boundary towns aud the centre ol  a fine,fanning district.  THOMAS   WALSH,   Proprietor.  LAKKVIEW   HOTEL  in Nelson, B. C, employs all  white help and is a home for the  world at $1.00 a day.  Nap. Mallette, Proprietor.  GRANITE CREEK HOTEL!  Granite Creek, B. C.   Headquarters'for miners, prospectors and.  . railroad men.   Good stabling in  connection. ��������� Tasty  meals  and  pleasant rooms. \  ���������       ' H, G0ODISS0N, Proprietor  ALGOMA HOTEL  Deadwood, B. C. ' This hotel is  within easy distance of Greenwood  ��������� and provides a comfortable home  for travellers. The bar has tlie  best of wines, liquors and cigars. ���������  JAMES-HENDERSON, Proprietor  THE SIMILKAMEEN HOTEL  Princeton. Tli la hotel Is new, comfortable  well-furnlRlied, ami Is close to tlie railway  depot. Modern accommodation and sample rooms.  SUMMERS & WARDLE. Proprietors  JLB. CAMERON,  Leading Tailor of the Kootenays.  KASLO,'  B.   C.  H. W. Farmer  Notary Public, Real Estate, Etc.  Rock Creek, B. C.  STAEKEY & CO.  NELSON, B. C.  MINING  BROKERS  PROSPECTS   BOUGHT   AND    SOLD  ARG������  TUNNEL  v. ���������' ������1  The Argo Tunnel adjoins  the townsite of Greenwood  aud can be reached in a few  minute's walk from the centre of the city. Tourists and  mining men are always welcome at the workings.  OLA LOFSTAD  President  JAMES McCREATH  Secretary.  HORACE WON OUT  A dear old lady had heen presented with a parrot from the  Congo, and she was showing it  to her gardener.  "You know, Horace, that this  parrot comes from the Congo,  and Congo parrots are so intelligent that they are almost human.  This bird whistles 'Home Sweet  Home' so bewtifully that the tears  run down its boak."  "Yes, mum," quoth Horace, "I  know them parrots from the Congo. I used 'ter 'ave one, and it  whistled 'The Village Blacksmith'  so bewtiful that sparks used to fly  from its blooming tail."  "That will do, Horace, you may  go."���������India Railway Gazette.  Science Sittings  A. device has been invented to  measure X rayB.  - It has been discovered that the  electrical resistance of selenium  changes with moisture, and the  metal has been incorporated in a  new hygrometer.  The radiant energy of the .sun is  estimated to be about 12,000 horsepower for every square foot of its  surface. A sphere of dynamite  about   1,000   miles   in diameter  would have to be exploded every  minute to produce energy equal  to that of the great solar furnace.  Tales of Cities  London prohi bits the distribution of handbills in its streets.  The present bnsiness centre of  the Japanese city of Tokyo coincides with what were the slums of  a quarter of a century ago.  Chicagoans talk of transfer ing  produce commission dealers from  North Deaborn and South Water  to less important streets.  The famously clean city of  Merida, Yucatan, has besought the  state legislature to offer a prize of  810,000 for the best.plan for a  system of waterworks.  "What dirty hands you have',  Johnniel" said his teacher.  "What would yon say if I came to  school that way?"  "I wouldn't say nothing," replied Johnnie, "I'd be to polite."  ���������Delineator.  Subscribers are reminded that  The Ledge is $2 a year when  paid in advance. When not so  paid it is $2.50 a year.  111  ������  quickly stopo coughs, curea coldn, and healn  the throat and lunga,       ::       i:      90 cenU. ,������������������*!  THE   LED0E,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  MANUFACTURING JEWELER  The Only Up-to-Date Optical    lVLJL^., *   O    p  Department in the Interior.    l^cISOn,1    O.  \*.  ALPINE. LIGHTNING.  TEMPERANCE I  is all right if shorn of humbuggery. X  Too much water drinking is just X  as injurious as too much liquor or V  anything else.  ," ' X  OUR PURE WINES f  AND LIQUORS &  are medicinal'if not abused. .Every j������  household should have a moderate  , supply of pure wines or liquors in  ^ the closet for emergency���������either  unexpected visitors or sudden illness, when a drop of pure liquor.���������  in time may forestall alljjnecessity  for drugs.  | Greenwood Liquor goitipanp, Importers, Greenwood, B. 0. |  *^*?5S������������5������������^^*5frS*5frSS^S������������������������^������^������^<5S^t^S*^^  I  4  i  f  %  c  ���������  1'.  V.  I  Dealers'in Fresh ancl Salt Meats, Fish  ancl Poultry. Shops in nearly, all .the  towns of the Boundary and Kootenay.  COPPER STREET, GREENWOOD, B.C.  tht) Brand of Aerial  Fireworks Tho/(j  Get on Mont Blanc,  Nowhere else do the electrical dis-1  charges of the atmosphere assume so  !mense>and terrifying a character as  on.'ibe  summits  of  high  mountains.,  In August of Inst year the laboratory  of the Society of .Observatories, built  on'the summit of Mont  Blanc, was  si ruck by lightning, with fatal results  to one of its occupants.   This building  is of wood, roofed with sheets of cop-,  per. and is not provided with lightning  rods.   It was practically buried In snow  fir, tin* time of the disaster.  The famous Jan*isen observatory on  Mont BIhik' wus repeatedly struck, although it bore numerous lightning rods,  conned eil by, cables to some rocks a  few hundred feet distant. This build-  log was of wood and was built on the  t-now. The effects of tlie lightning  were extraordinary nnd appalling. The  metal tableware wns frequently melted  or perforated. The bolts and nuts in  Ihe walls were melted, the woodwork  charred, and the metal cap of the large  telescope wns pierced with holes.  . In 100.1 n guide, one Felix Bo/.on. witnessed a brilliant electrical discharge  in tlie form of ribbons of lire which for  two hours mid ii hnlf continued to  play across the interior of tlie building, proceeding from one of the cables  connected with the lightning rods. In  1002 a hall of lire as large as a Jpl-  geon's egg was .seen to move slowly  across the room, then retreat for a dis-  tance. nnd explode, giving n violent  shock'to the. persons present.  ��������� In 1907 a series of lightning strokes  occurred one evening nt nearly regular  Intervals of n few minutes. Each  stroke produced a deafening noise nnd  was attended by sparks like fiery serpents, which shot throimh the observatory In all directions. This process con  tlnued nearly au hour.���������Chicago News,  "EXTENDING" CREDIT.  ft Kind of  Banking That Didn't ApV  peal to the Grocer.  ' A grocer, who contemplated starting'  ������ branch store, .spent a day In the  "tore of the man whom he expected to  buy out, investigating neighborhood  conditions. In came a little girl for  two pounds of sugar, a package of  litnrcb, some flour, salt and coffee. Her  purchases came to 87 cents.  "Mother will have a dollar tomorrow," she said, "and she will pay you  then."  The grocer nodded "all right"  "And she wants tbe change now,���������  the child added. "She needs money to  buy thread."  Unhesitatingly he counted 13 cents.  The visiting grocer was amazed.  "Is that the way you do business  down here?" ho asked.  "nave to," said the neighborhood  tradesman. "Can't get along any oth-'  er way. You have to know the people  yon can safely extend credit to, but  ihe'jiidgment and the will to carry on  n limited banking business without InV  terest is the basis of every grocer'n:  success In this part of town."  The grocer abandoned the new enter,  prise.���������Philadelphia Public Ledger.  THE BRUNSWICK HOTEL  CIGAR    AND   NEWS   STAND  CARMI -        "- B.    C.  i--tl  EHOLT, B, C/  Is now open to the public, New builds  ing, new furnishings and everything for  the comfort of our patrons, Sample room  and barn in connection,  J, B, SHERIDAN  NEW ADVERTISING SCALE.  MANAGER  I Greenwood to Phoenix Stage I  c= Leaves Greenwood Daily at 3 p. m. 3  s~ Arrives Greenwood Daily at 10 a. m. ~s  ST GREENWOOD OFFICE  CLUB CIGAR STORE r3  THE SPREAD  OF ALFALFA.  All  ������H.   M.   LAING,   PROPRIETORS  <?^4^^i^^^^������^������i^^^������^������^������<~i^^i^i^^^^^^������^������^������^������^S^������^  ,1  ii!  Tie  Store for Quality Goods  ~ t  it  ft  General Merchandise, Boots, Shoes,  Dry Goods, Hardware, Sleighs,  Wagons, Buggies and all kinds of  Agricultural and Horticultural Implements and Appliances.  JAS. G. McMYNN, MIDWAY, B. O.  i  Plumber        |  land Tinner  I  I  'I  if  I  i  i  I have taken over tho  McArthur shop and am  prepared to execute all  orders for plumbing and  tinsmithing. Get your  <' stoves in condition before the snow flies.  GEORGE CLERF.  L0RNE TERHUNE  Will be pleased to meet his  many friends at the     ,   ,  0. K. Cigar Store  Copper St., Greenwood.  All the leading Tobaccos  and Cigars and Cigarettes,  Candies for the Children,  History  of  One 'of the  Oldest   of  Cultivated Forage Plants.  - Alfalfa, perhaps lhe oldest of all cultivated forage or hay plants, has lind a  history scarcely less interesting than  that of the many' nations which have  utilized It. Those na lions havo prospered 'almost In direct proportion to  the extent to which they have used  it The 'name "alfalfa" conn's from  the Arahs and means "Ihe host fodder." and In fact It appears to have  'originated in Media or in some adjacent country, as the folklore tales from  :ands on different sides of this area  ���������point toward Media as the place  whence It came. ���������  '��������� The wars of the Persian invasion of  Greece took the plant to the latter  country about r>!)0 R. C. it heinpr the  custom for the advance emissaries to  precede the army and to plant fields  for the sustenance of the herds which  ���������helped support the iuvadinj: hosts.  From Greece It advanced to Italy and  Spain by successive stages and was  taken to Old Mexico by the Spaniards  about 1519 A. D.  From there it was carried to South  America and later (1854) entered Cali-  fomla>'throiigh the Golden Gate at the  time of the activities incident to the  discovery of gold in that state. Thence  it spread over the Irrigated sections  and more recently has continued Its  march eastward until now it Is by far  the most important forage crop' of such  states as Nebraska and Kansas.���������Chicago News.  Freed!  The man threw out his clutch and  pulled in his horns, or be threw In bis  clutch and threw out his chest, which,  ever Is technically correct For the  thousandth time he proposed to the  sweet young thing who was sitting  beside him In the automobile. And  for the thousandth time she answered  him tbns:  "No, Lionel. I love you dearly, but  I shall never marry a man who has a  shameful burden of debt upon his  shoulders. Free yourself and I will be  only too glad to be yours."  A happy smile illuminated the features of the driver, and he manipulated  the doo-dad that makes the car run  ut third speed..  "Darling," he cried, "you are mine  at last! Yes, the debts are no more.  Once again I can face the world an  honest man.   My debts are"���������  "Paid?"  "Better���������outlawed!"   ���������  She would have fallen Into his arms  bad they not just then been negotiating u perilous hairpin turn.���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.'  The newspapers iu Greenwood, Phoenix and Grand Forks have adopted the  following scale for legal advertising:  Application   for   Liquor   Licence  [30 days) jJ5.oo'.  j Certificate of Improvement Notice  (60 days) .'1 J7.50  Application to Purchase Land Notices (60 days) $7.50  Delinquent Co-owner Notices  (90  days) ; flro.oo  Water Notices (small) JJ7.50  _ All other legal advertising, 12 cents a  line, single column, for tlie first insertion; nnd 8 cents a line for each subsequent insertion.  Noupariel measurement  COAL AND OIL NOTICE  NOTICE is liereby given that, thirty  days after date, I intend to apply to the  Minister of Lands for a Licence to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands, situate iu the  Similkameen Land Division of Yale  District:���������Commencing at a post at the  southeast corner of Lot 687, being also  the southwest corner of Lot 1456s; thence  east 80 chains; thence north So chains;  thence west 80 chains; thence south 80  chains to_ the place of commencement,  and containing 640 acres.  Dated November 24th, A.D. 1912.  JOHN ZURFLUH, Locator.  PerS. BENERMAN, Agent.  John   ]VEel$<2llaf*  Proprietor..,   -  COUNTY COURT OF YALE.  Up to Date Blacksmith.  At a concert for charity in a country'  town Miss Carter obliged by reciting!  "The Village Blacksmith." At the con-1  elusion of her recital the rural audience!  cheered.  "Ancower!" they cried.   "Ancowerl'M  Miss Carter was about to grant the1  request when a burly fellow very!  much out of breath tapped her on the  shoulder.  "I've just come round from in front," ���������  whispered the man excitedly. "I wanlj  yer to do me a favor."  "Well, what Is it?" queried Miss Car.,  ter. j  "It's this," whispered the Intruder,!  "1 happen to be the feller you've been  talldn' about, and I want yer to put Id  a verse this time sayin' as how I lei  out bicycles."���������Popular Mechanics.    1  A SI H'lNG of tho County Court of Yale will  lie liolilun at, the Court House, Greenwood,  on Tiwday the lltli day of March,  1013, at  eleven n-clock in the forenoon.  By order,  WAT/TER DEWDNHY,  Registrar C. C. of Y.  Greenwood City Waterworks Company  #mtm*&Jt#&&#j/tjXj)tjm~*m*J*jf  "J  *>  <*  "I  <*  LYNN CREEK DAIRY  DELIVERED  To any part of the city or district  J.McDONELL, Proprietor  Pacific Ocean Currents.  Reports received by the French government from its consular officers in  Hawaii throw light, ft Is thought, on  certain problems of ethnography. Not  very long ago a little schooner, dis-i  mantled and with Its rudder gone as  the result of a tempest, was drifted by  winds and ocean currents from Tahiti  to Hawaii after eighty-one days. Hawaiian traditions declare that in ancient days people'came from Tahiti,  drifting with tbe currents, and settled  the islands. The adventure of the dismantled schooner seems to prove the  possibility of such a migration, and it  (3 suggested that the currents of the  Pacific, which have not yet been sufficiently studied, may throw much  right on the distribution of the native  races among the island groups.���������Har-  per'sWeekly.  ���������Tl.  That's Different.  "Parson."   exclaimed   Ephraim.  got 'ligion-'llgiou. I tell youi"  "That's fine, brother!   Sou are going!  to lay aside all sin?"  "Yes, sah."  "You're going to church?"  "Yes, sah-ree." .  "You are going to care for the wiAi  ows?"  "Ah. yes. sab." ���������  "You are going to pay your debts?"  "Sah,  dat ain't 'llgion; dat's bust  ness."���������Judge.  CO.,  I/T'D.  Leaves Mother Iyode  9,30  6:30  a.  P-  111. ���������  Leaves Greenwood  2:00  8:30  P-  p.  m.  m,  Saturday last stage leaves  Mother Lode 6 p. ni. Returning,  leaves Greenwood 10 p. tn.  Greenwood Office  NORDEN   HOTEL  OOOOCHX>OC>0<><>0<><K><>00<>C><>0<>00  MRS.THOMPSON  Dealer in Dry  & Fancy Goods  ^OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-SXXHKXK-fOd  ' Finding Patients For Doctors.  A curious occupation has sprung up  in Paris. Several doctors have received a circular from a newly formed  agency/ which offers to find patients  for them. The fees are rather high.  They vary from $20 to $100. On receipt of tho fee the doctor Is assured  a list of twenty consumptives, twenty  epileptics, twenty people suffering  from cancer, and so forth, no Is then  at liberty to call and offer his services.  The agency's circular declares that the  lists of patients are compiled from  absolutely certain sources and thnt the  money will be returned If there aro  more than three mistakes In each list.  This Is rather a grim proviso.���������New  York Tribune.  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.  ^"*OAL mining rights ofthe Dominion,  ^"* in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of British  Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of  $1 an acre. Not more than 2,560 acres  will be leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which the  rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be  described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of sections,, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied  by a' fee of $5 which will be refunded if  the rights applied for are not available,  but not otherwise. A royalty shall be  paid on the merchantable output of thc  mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty  thereon: If the coal mining rights are  not being operated, such returns should  be furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining  rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the  rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should  be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any  Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lauds.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of this  advertisement will not be paid for.  LIQUOR ACT, 1910  Sec. 3.0.  NOTICE in hereby (riven that, on the first  day of February next, application will be made  lo the Superintendent of Provincial Police, for  the crant of a licence for the sale of liquor by  retail, in and upon the premises known as the  Brunswick Hotel, situate at Carmi, B.C., Siniil-  kameen Division of Yale, B.C.  Dated this 19tli day of December, 1912.  ���������   J. B. SHERIDAN  nelson, 0. 0  First-class in everything1.  Steam' heat, electric light,  private baths. Telephone  in every- room. First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains.  QUEEN'S   HOTEL,  PHOENIX      B.   C  The Newest and Largent Hotel in  the City. Everything neat, clean  and comfortable: . Steam heat and  electric light. Meals and drinks at  all-hours.  CHISHOLH & HAfiTMAN  Props;  ,        MINERAL, ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Iron Horse  Mineral   Claim,  Situate   in   the  Greenwood Mining Division of Yale District.  ���������Where located:���������Beaver Creek.  TAKE NOTICE That I. C. J. I,esre;att of  Greenwood, agent for William M. Law,  Free Miner's Certificate No. BG0026. and John  A. Tiuo, Free Miner's Certilicate No. B14379,  intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for tbe purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim, ���������  Aud  fuither take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issue  auceof such Ceitificateof Improvements.  Dated this 31st day of December, A. D. 1912.  C. J. LEGGATT  ON PARL,E FRANCAIS  NATIONAL HOTEL  GREENWOOD, B. C.  The  Really Best House  in the Boundary.  Recently Remodelled and  Strictly Up-to-Date.  Restaurant in connection  OWEN   B07ER  PROP  ROCK  CREEK  PANY  IMPLEMENT  LIMITED  COM-  TAKE NOTICE that the Rock Creek  Implement Company Limited intends to  apply, after the expiration of one month,  from the first publication of this notice,  to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies  for the approval of the change of name  to the Rock Creek Trading Company,  Limited.  Dated at Grand Forks, B. C, this 20th  day of December, A. D. 1912.  MILLER & COCHRANE  Solicitors for the Rock Creek Implement Company Limited.  AD11 IN I LIE  Don't Be HOODWINKED  WE NEVER CHANGE BRANDS  r  .V.UVMUVpull  ARE A 1 QUALITY  The BRILLI ANTES  Arc the Best Clear llavaaas la Canada  Made by Union Labor In the best Hygienic Fnctory In the country.   Call for  them and get value for your money in.  stcad"bf rope  WILBERG & W0LZ, Prop. B.C. Clear  , Factory, New Westminster, B. C  Kaiser's Use of English Language.  English Is said to have been tlie Inn.  Kunge employed lit the recent Interview between the Gennnn emperor  nnd the czar. Tho kaiser bus more  than once shown his preference for  English na n menus of communication  Iq, clrcuinstnnces where Oerninn cannot be employed. At a banquet given  on tho occasion of his first state visit  to The Hague the admiral nt the head  of the Dutch navy addressed the Imperial guest In ,IfYench. The knlser  replied lu English, observing thnt be  was a British ndtnlrn! asd that English was, the most appropriate language for seamen to employ.���������London  Chronicle.  Bill-Fnir dinlium, I lovo yer, Mag  1 lore yer well enough ter bloomln  well die fer yer!  Mug���������No good ter me, Bill. I want  some one who'll love me well enougl  ter blooiulnv well work for mel-Sydnei  Bulletin.  In thc Matter of the Estate of John C. Eek  late of Myncaster, Province of British Columbia, deceased.  NOTICE is hereby given'that all  persons having any claims or demands  against the late John C. Eek who died on  or about the 2nd day of December, 1912,  at Myncaster, in the Province of British  Columbia, are required to send by post,  prepaid, or to deliver to the undersigned,  solicitor herein for Mrs. Paulina Eek, the  administratrix, their names and addresses and full particulars in writing of their  claims and statements of their accounts  and the nature of the securities, if any,  held by them.  And take notice that after the 30th  day of March, 1913, the said Paulina Eek  will proceed to distribute the assets of  the said deceased among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the  claims of which she shall then have had  notice, and that the said Paulina Eek  will not be liable for the said assets or  any part thereof to any persons of whose  cla'ini she shall uot then have received  notice.  Dated at Greenwood, B. C, the 30th  day of December, [912.  C.J. LEGGATT,  Copper Street, Greenwood, B. C.  Solicitor for thc said Pauline Eek,  the Administratrix.  Twice.  "Captain, you told me this boa)  would reach the dock by 9 o'clock."  "Did 1, madam? Well, 1 must havt  lied to you. We'll be there In about  twenty minutes."  "But the laud Isn't In sight yet!"  "So I see. Mndnm, you have caugb*  me in another lie."���������OMcago Tribune.  Natural Enough.  Mr. Henballot���������They are saying that  even the Chinese have granted votes ti  women.  Mr. Grouchmore���������I'm not astonished  Think of the centuries tbat Chinese  women have been wearing trousere.-  Ohlcaso News.  ���������?       '���������    -..'.'. *  SHQES SHINED  At the Windsor Hotel by  ZACK WATSON  MESSENGER SERVICE  'j"j������*j*������i*<J������t,'j*^>'*><j'5"I>������I*>j"J'������J*j'*j^������j**)������I^*J*'  ADVERTISE ffl THE LEDGE  ������00000000^0<>0000������000000<>0������> '  T.    THOMAS  CLOTHES CLEANED  PRESSED AND REPAIRED  TAILOR - GREENWOOD  CK>0O0OOO<>0<H>OO0OOO0<>O00O<>Ot  COAL AND OIL NOTICE  NOTICE is liereby given that, thirty  days after date, I intend to apply to the  Minister of Lands for a Licence to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands, situate in the  Similkameen Laud Division of Yale  District:���������Commencing at a post at the  southeast corner of Lot 6S7, being also  the southwest comer of Lot 1,456s; thence  west 80. chains; thence south 80 chains;  thence east So chains; thence north 80  chains to thc place of commencement  and containing 640 acres.  Dated November 24th, A.D. 1912.  HENRY STRAUSS, Locator.  Per S. BENERMAN, Agent.  About Float  Moat is not a periodical.  It is a book containing 86  illustrations all told, and  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life.   It  tells how a gambler cashed  in after the flush days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  2few' Denver   long  after  Noah was dead ;   how a  parson took a   drink   at  Bear Lake in early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo   in  '93;   how the  saloon man outprayed the  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   the  roamings   of   a   western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt.    It  contains the early history  of Kelson and a romance  of the Silver King mine.  In   it are   printed three  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention.    Send for  one before it is too late.  Tho  price   is   25   cents,  postpaid tq any part of the  world.    Address   all   letters to  R. T. Lowery  UREENWOOD, B. C.  WINDSOR HOTEL  The Windsor Hotel is one of the  best furnished hotels in the West.  It is located in the heart of Greenwood and within easy reach of all  the financial and commercial institutions of the Copper Metrop- .  olis. Heated with steam and lit  by electricity. Commodious sample rooms. The bar is replete  with all modern beverages and  the cafe never closes. Rooms  reserved by telegraph.  The Windsor Hotel Co  E. J. Cartier, Mgr.  GRAND CENTRAL   HOTEL   Opposite Postoffice, NELSON, B. C.  American and European Plans.  H. H. PITTS, Prop.  CENTRAL HOTEL  PHOENIX.  One of the largest hotels in  the city. Beautiful location,  fine^rooms and tasty meals.  A. O. JOHNSON  PROP.  NELSON HOUSE  NELSON.  COAL AND OH, NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty  days after date, I intend to apply to the  Minister of Lands for a Licence to prospect for coal and petroleum in the following described lands, situate iu the  Similkameen Land Division of Yale  District:���������Commencing at a post at thc  southeast comer of Lot 6S7, being also  the southwest corner of Lot 1,456s, thence  cast 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;  thence west 80 chains; thence north So  chnius to the place of commencement,  and containing 640 acres.  Dated November 24U1, A.D. 1912.  FRED MOSER, Locator.  Per S. BENERMAN, Agent.  TUNING  Mr. Charles E. King will visit  Greenwood at an early date. Leave  orders for guaranteed pianoforte  tuning at White's Drug Store.  European Plan.  Cafe open day and night.   Bar.  Merchant's lunch 12 to 2.  W. A. WARD '  Phone 27.  PROPRIETOR.  P. O. Box 597.  GREENWOOD and  MIDWAY STAGE  Leaves Greenwood for Spokano  at 7 a. m., and for Oroville ac 2:30  p. m. Leave orders at Terhune's  Cigar Store.       Ghables Russkix.  ���������XK"W">*M"X~*;*  X  ������������������M**M**M**X"������  SMOKE....  Mountaineer and Kootenay Standard Cigars.    Made by  J. C. THELIN & Co., NELSON.  ASSAY BR  E. W. WIDDOWSON, Assayer and  Chemist, Box 111108, Nelson, B. C.  Charges:���������-Gold, Silver, Lead or Copper,  ii each. Gold-Silver, or Silver-Lead,  lfi.50. Prices for other metals: Coal,  Cement, Fireclay analyses on application. The largest custom assay office in  British Columbia,  your Razors Honed  and Your Baths at  FRAWLEYS  I BARBER SHOP  ^^���������^^^������j������I������*>������><>*j.������Wm5m*^^j������^^j������j������4>4J������������;������,>  GREENWOOD,  LOWERY'S CLAIM  During the 87 months that Lowery's  Claim was on earth it did business all  over the world. It was the most  unique, independent and fearless journal over produced in Canada. Political  and theological encmieB pursued it with  the vonom of a rattlesnake until tlio  ������Ovornmont shut it out of tho mails,  and its editor ccasad to publish it,  paftly on account of a lazy liver anil  partly because it takes a pile of money  to run a paper that ia outlawed. There  are still 20 different editions of thin condemned journal iu print. Rend lOcente  and get one nr $2 and get tho bunch.  K. T. LOWERY,  Greenwood, B. C  , '< \(\ ��������� tin?  '  '-'I'll Vi,  \.'���������'���������'���������-;��������� ,#v:  1 *i J '1  ,5 J  ��������� As?,  ���������t,V  M?!l  '/~! WSu/eHi/a *i ������i, ^J4 ������ v t~ ' "lit" t y  -������������������   ������<^J      ������    ������*������  g32T* ������g^^y'^*'^t?.'^J^"J^yB^**^^a^W���������^ sTC,^~  Ji ������ <        -  ���������y  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  0-C*OOCKKKK>000<><><X>0000<><><>0<><)  l    BOUNDARY MINES    f  ��������� OOO CKH>000000<>OCK>CKX>0<>C*C-C>00  Last week the Rawhide shipped  4,40S tons of ore.  Last week the Granby mine  shipped 23,11(5 tons of ore.  Last week the Granby smelter  treated 22,400 tons of ore.  Last week the Mother Lode  mine shipped 7,448 tons of ore.  Last week the Greenwood  smelter treated 11,S45 tons of ore.  Last week the Napoleon mine  shipped 402 tons of ore.  Last week the Queen Victoria',  mine shipped 5S0 tons of ore.  Last week the shipments of  blister copper from the Granby  smelter amounted to 370,000  pounds. This year to date 718,-  000 pounds.  Development and annual assessment work is adding a little impetus to life in mining circles in  this district at present.  The passing of the old yeai- records less claim' 'jumping' than  heretofore usual,  indicating   that J been settled upon in the negotia^  with money back of it will constitute the whole good it would  do the district; but means that  finance has entered into the problem of making mines of the  claims the prospectors were unable  to properly work individually because of lack of funds.���������Chesaw  News.    A New York syndicate,' said to  be heavy capitalized, has been induced to open negociations to purchase several developed mines in  Republic, according to announcement yesterday by Spokane men,  who are either interested in the  properties or representing the eastern capitalists, says the Spokesman  Review.  Options have heen taken by J,  V. Richards, a Spokane financial  agent, on the San Poil Consolidated  companp's holdings for $750,000,  on the Ben Hur for ������250,000, and  the Old Republic for ������400,000, and  an attempt is being made to secure  the Anaconda Gold Mining and  Reduction company's claims, the  Knob Hill, and the claims controlled by the Republic Mines corporation, but no definite price has  the claim owners of the present  day are more permanent fixtures  and place a mote permanent value  upon upon their properties, with  the intent of developing them for  title and production. The claim  that is allowed to go by default in  Myers Creek district at this late  time is getting to be a scarce thing  and labeled as inferior, as the minors are getting to place more value  on their properties as is shown by  the way assessments were kept up  (luring 1912.  On the Apex, just northwest of  the town,- the crew is still doing  development work, operation being  carried on in the 375 foot shaft  from which drifts are being run to  cross cut the ore at depth. The  southeast drift is getting the principal attention, this work now being 175 feet from the shaft. Various small streaks of sulphate and  free milling ores have been encountered in the driving of this  drift, and Supt. Blaine states that  tho face of the drift is not far from  the main vein of ore for which the  work has been done.  In the same vicinity the Ben  Harrison Mining Co., under the  supervision of Victor Grove, is  pushing is pushing work on several  of its group of claims, this being  the largest crew employed under  ono company in this camp at  present.  Ou Copper Mountain from one  end to the other the claim owners  are pounding away, many of them  having good encouragement from  frequent encounters of good looking mineral. As a whole the work  under way is more of a development campaign than ordinary  compulsory assessment.  Now news comes from the Molson G. M. Co., camp, but it is probable no extensive operations will  be undertaken there until the several contests now pending in the  courts are settled, decisions being  expected on these hearings at any  time.  No   new   developments  in the  matter respecting tho bond of the  eighteen claims on Copper Mountain  to   parties unknown   to any  here.   The Granby Co.   has   denied any connection with the deal,  which   neither   means   that   they  are or are  not interested, yet it  agrees   with   tho  suppositions   of  many who do not think this is a  Granby move.    There are   many  and varied opinions advanced as to  the   conditions   surrounding  the  signing   up   of   this   bond,   upon  wliich a twenty-five per cent, payment is said to be due Juno 1, and  generally tho deal has a tendency  to bolster up the hopes and energies of those interested in metal  production in this district. , The  taking over of that part of the district by some influential corporation would not mean tbat big talk  tions for the three last named.  The options already secured lapse  on February 1 unless the syndicate has engineers ou the ground  making examinations by that date.  No money has been paid, and the  contracts are in escrow with the  Spakane and Eastern Trust company. It is anticipated the syndicate would have their engineers  ou the ground by January 1, and  members of the companies involved  now express doubts as.to the deals  being consummated.  ores that were on view during the  Chicago Land show, Joseph Ryan  of Gran brook, who was primarily  responsible for the solii'ine, faye:  "To  sum   up whnt was effected  by the mineral exhibit at Chicago  it can bfi said that Gianhrook  was  proven to bo the centre of an area  embracing the St. Kug������*nc, Aurora  and Society'Girl at Moyie, the Sullivan, North Star and Stetnwinder  at  Kiniberley,   the  Evans  Group  Dominion Consolidated,  Hodson's  Group and the Big Cupper  nn   the  St.   Mary's  River,   the Kootenay  King, Tiger-Poorinan, Empire and  Eugle and Plume Groups  at  Fort  Steel, the War Eagle on Skookum-  chuck, the different claims belonging  to  Michael   Shira   on   Lewis  and Tracny creeks,   the groat deposits of hematite iron ore on  Bull  river, with many other?, all within  practically a radius of twenty miles  from   Cranbrook.    As a  proof [of  the belief wliich tho. authorities at  Victoria have in the efficacy of the  mineral  exhibit to attract the attention  of the public  to  the  resources  and  opportunities  of  the  province,   it may be said, finally,  that the govern now  per  fecting arrangements for tho collection and exhibition of a collection of ores to embrace the entire  province of British Columbia. It  is probable that this collection will  be shown at the great Panama  Exhibition at San Francisco in  1915."  ������*H-:-������M*-i*.r.*K..;*-;**;**H*'H"H"i"M������i������H'  j:The Story She Told Jack|  When the Crisis Came.  By, IZOLA FORRESTER.  ���������l~;*-M"t~H^*l**H~M*'H**I"I-H-I-M<lI"I'*f'  CITY COUNCIL  OOO^CK>OOC*00<>OOOCK>OC*������<>OOCK>0  l   B, C. MINING NEWS   |  000<K>0000<vOCKK>CHKK>CVO<>0 OOOO  Silver. Standard   mine   is   now  working a larger force than ever  before..    They   havo   the   largest  force of any  mine in tho district,  and they are also using the new  machinery    which    was"  installed  the last of the year.    The lirst of  this week James Rutherford, Victoria,    a    mining    man    known  throughout the province, and also  well known  in the old  country,  visited the property in company  with D.   McLeod.    Manager Has-  kins took Mr. Rutherford over the  ground and showed him  the development   work   that   had   been  done thus far.    A very careful examination was made, and it proved  entirely favorable to the property.  When seen by the Herald  upon  bis return,   Mr.   Rutherford   said  he found considerable ore developed in the shaft, which was down  to 260 foot level.     At the 150 foot  level they were starting to drift on  the ore to the Bouth, and he thinks  this work will open up a considerable  body of ore.    This  work ie  being done preparatory to stoping  operations.  . At Silver Standard they havo  already a large amount of ore  sacked and ready for shipment,  and two large bins filled with ore.  He understood it was the intention  of the manager to bpgin the shipping in a week or two.  The character of the ore is an  Argentiferous galena with a small  percentage of zinc blend, and it  carries good values in gold, silver  and lead. The silver, however,  predominates.  They aro also starting to drive  ou the lead at 2(i0 foot level, and  at another point are driving a  cross-cut tunnel to tap the No. 3  vein further up tho hill. Considerable moro development work  will bo done on the property this  winter. Mr. Rutherford stated  that it was now tlio best developed  mine in the district, so far as ho  had seen, and that it had all tho  earmarks of being a big mine.���������  Omineca Herald.  The Council met on Monday  evening.  After the oath of oilice was administered gto tho. Mayor and  Aldermen by II. McCutcheon, J.  P., the Mayor inadi* a short ad-  dross and stated that economy  would have to rule down the current year, and thought that better  times were in sight foi Greenwood.  The Mayor appointed the following standing committees:  Finance. ��������� Messrs. McCreath,  Wood and McKee.  Water, Fire and Light.���������Messrs.  McKee, McCreath and Buckless.  Streets. ��������� Messrs. MacLean,  Woods and Dixon.  Health, Cemetery and Pound.���������  Messrs. Buckless, MacLean aud  Dixon.  Tho present city officials are all  retained in office.  The fire chief was notified to  make his annual statement at tbe  next meeting of the Council.  Council adjourned until Feb-  ruar}' 3.  A young woman" of Baltimore,  who recently entered upon the  happy state, knows no little about  housekeeping that she shudders  lest the butcher and lhe baker and  the rest of the tradesmen discover  her ignorance. She orders only  articles with which she has some  acquaintance, and end.vher business interviews as quickly as possible.  O" ono occasion the y ning'wife  was feeling rather puffed up by  some newly acquired knowledge of  things domestic, when tho ashman  came through the street, uttering  his usual cry:  "Ashen!    Ashes!,'  As tho man neared her window  she grew more and more perplexed.  "What on earth is ho saying? ' she  asked herself. . At last ho appeared  at tho back door, and thf.ro she  confronted him.  "Ashe-ees?" came in a ihinky  guttural.  For a moment she looked nt him  hesitatingly. Then drawing herself up with great dignity, she replied:  "No. I don't caro for any today." .'  "So yon are going home, senor?"  The pdrl- looked straight ahead at the  wide sweep of level prairie pasture,  her red lips parted In a smile-a most  tantalizing, annoying smile Carrnthers  thought as he caught a glimpse of It  -.idewnys.  '"Perhaps." he returned moodily, "I  have stayed too long already."  ������������������Yon do not like Testis, sonor?"  "You did not call we senor .last  week " lie lient toward her slightly,  hut she did not turn her head. "You  failed mo���������.lack."  She laughed and Hashed a nasty  glance at him from her soft dark  e.vi������  "That was a long time ago���������last  week���������lint 1 will call you It again If  yiiu wish. Mr. .IncU."  CniTutlu-rs did not notice the concession or her gay scorn. He stared  out lo where the cattle hrowsed���������a  sea of still. In-own waves, hundreds  of rhoui. motionless aud peaceful lu  the morning sunrise. Here and then*  on the outskirts stood a figure of a  horse with a silent rider watching tht.  grazing herd. Carnithers' gaze swept  over the mass until it rested on ono  herder at ilie extreme north, Even  with the distance of nearly a mile between them he knew whnt the figure  looked like, kuew that it was watching them as he was watching It. Iv;  was not a pleasant knowledge.  "Yon hnve changed your mind, Seno-  rita mtn.'v he said bitterly, "since Ramon came to the ranch. 1 wus Tery  happy���������in Texas���������until your old sweetheart appeared."  Rita laughed again, dellciously.  warmly, with a full enjoyment of liis  mood.  "You are not tired of Texas, Air.  ���������lack," she paid merrily. "Youare tired  of me���������ah. yes. I say you are. You  love nie so madly, so entruneingly,  until somebody'else conies who also  loves ine so madly, so entraneingly,  too, and then all at once you are jealous and distant and dissatisfied, unci,  presto, now, this minute, yon say you  will leave Texas, yon will never, never  eonie lo ihe Fortunn ranch again.. You  are-what did you call me the day I  cried when l'ep broke his legV-kld.  that is it. Yon are a big. foolish Icld.  Mr. .lack. When a mnn loves he does  not sulk nnd ride away. He stays and  tights. See!" She held up her hand nnd  suapped her small tanned lingers  sharply in Ihe air. "1 -would not give  that for the silly kid lover who rides  away. Ramon Is it Mexican, but he is  brave; he can light. If I but let tiitii  know the least bit I loved hlni lie  would carry mo off on his Morse 'way,  'way south over there to Mexico. You  would not carry ine away to your home  like that, would you, Mr. .lack 7"  "1 wuiild carry you to the end of the  world," returted Carrnthers.  "But noi to your home?" she persisted.  "1 have no home," 6aid Carrnthers  "When I came here to Texas 1 meant  to stay even before 1 met you."  "Rut you are ricli. Ramon says you  could buy all of the Fortuna for a  pastime if you cared for it. And the  Fortuna Is (lie richest ranch within a  hundred miles of lhe border. There is  no cattleman so rich as iny father In  Mexico."  She lifted her head with tbe little tilt  of pride lie knew well. Senorlta Rita  Rhi/.. heiress of the Fortuna. could well  afford to lift ber head a trifle higher  than other girls. Hut to Carrnthers tlie-  motion brought merely regret. Ui:  knew rhe truth about the Forrnmi.  knew what uvery Texan as far as Hun  Antnulo would know within a wcek-  that old dinblo liinz had squandered  bis wealth In gambling: that not a  thing ou tbe Fortuna was unmortgaged  save his daughter, and even she. it was  rumored, was pledged to Ramon I)o-  runda In return fur his promised assistance when the crash ciiine.  Carrnthers might have given tl������.������  same assistance and claimed the siiiik*  reward, but something within bim revolted against '.making the hand or th*}  girl he loved the stake In a transaction over old Ithiz's 'gambling debt*.  If he could win her. If he cmild hold  her promise freely from her own lips,  then he felt free to buy up the whole  Fortuna when the crash came and lay  it at her reel. Hut she must be free  to say yes or no. And she would say  neither.   She would only laugh.  "Have you told Haiiinn you wnu'd  lunrry hlni?" he asked, with sudden  eurtnoss. The uncertainty was nmcl*  denlng to bim.  ���������."Why  du you ask?" she answered  leaslngly.  "Rita." be pleaded, "he serious, (f  you do not"���������  She raised her arm with a siuldqn,  imperative gesture and pointed to th?  herd.  "Look!" she cried. "They are statu-  pediug!"  Carrnthers looked. The brown set)  had suddenly stirred to life. Undulating, swaying, branching out loosely ut  tho edges, It was lurching towT-d  tbem. There seemed to be uotb<������#  rapid or swift about its coming, (.'ni*.  ruthers thought, almost Idly, of how it  resembled the swing of a bunch nt  race horses rounding the end of th*  field, when the movement was bo concerted, so deliberate, that It bamly  seemed a movement. The herders were  riding here and there In confusion.  The stern masterfulness ot jub tone,  startled her. He had never spoken like,  that to her; no one had.   _ |  "Hold tho horses," he ordered. She*  obeyed, watching him in breathless si?  lence. The brown cloud on the prahiij  was becoming more and more distinct. There was a heavy, low rumhl*  In the air liko far off thunder. Oar*  ruthers drew a cigarette case from high  pockot; and after hunting carefully, ha  produced one match. |  "That Is the only one I hare," hei  said. "Pray that it doesn't go out" [  He struck It on the box. - The faint;  flame wavered In the southeasterly",  breeze, caught the end of the clgarettej  and lit it Before the match went out)  Carnithers smelled it and set fire to,  the grass. It was dry and yellow fromv  the sun and caught the blaze with a  snap. The wind fanned It, and a wavering line of thin smoke slid like ai  snake along the roots for several feet;  The horses reared and kicked at the,  first whiff, and Carruthers seized tha,  bridles from the girl. |  "Take tho cigarette," he said, handing it to her. "Keep it alight and set  fire to the grass as far as you can  reach in a straight line facing tha  north. The wind is from the southeast  and will blow the tiro toward the herd,  It may turn them." I  Holding the plunging, trembling  horses, ho watched her. ��������� There was no'  fear, no sign of weakness. She was  alert and sure in her touc,h as she  knelt hero and there in the grass and  fired it As the cigarette failed she  tore a bunch of grass, tied It with another wisp and set it blaizlng like a  torch. In another minute, a wall of  smoke and smoldering flame closed  them in from tbe rushing herd line.  "Come back," called Carruthers. The  herd were not a quarter of a mile from  them. He could see the leaders, heads  down, and behind them line after line  of tossing horns.  "Will they reach ns?" whispered Rita  as she stood close beside bim, ber face  lifted to his.  "God knows; I don't," said Carruthers desperately. "It is all we can do.'*  "Jack, listen to me." There was a  new light in her dark eyes, a new softened tone to her voice. "Ramon has  done this. The' herd has never stampeded before. He has done it for revenge upon you and me. Last night 1  told him no. I know about him and  the claim he holds over the Fortuna1  and my father, but I would rather lose  it all than."���������  "Than what?" Carruthers, let the  bridles trail on the ground and held  her close In his arms. The trejmble of  hundreds of hoofs shook the 'ground,  the thunder grew louder, now and then  there came a low, threatening! bellow  from some steer gored by? its fellows in  the onrush.  "Than lose you." Rita -whispered aa  she closed her eye3 to meetowhat might  pome.' '. i  The herd was on them, but as tha'  leaders caught the first slcktening whiffl  of smoke they hesitated and wavered,  [Low leaping tongues of flame flashed  up before tbem and rolls of smoke  purled upward. i  The leaders swervedj-westward. After  ithem plunged the frightened herd, maddened and scared at the smell of the  fire. The two horses, loosened, Joined  ithem in the frantic gallop, and In less  than three minutes the danger had  passed, .and on the blackened bit ol!  land stood Carcutbers and Rita j alone. |  "The river will stop, them," saadRlt*,;  Tone  Up  on Kemp's  Invalid Port Wine  ���������HIMIII.lt  G. A. REN DELL  Hockey Shoes and Felt Slippers  All sizes for Ladies, Misses and Children.  GREENWOOD,  B.  c.  0  WE   ARE   STILL   HERE  AND   HERE   TO    STAY  Everything in the Grocery Line and at Fight  Prices. Fresh New Zealand Butter in every  week. Give us your orders, we will use you  right, and give quick delivery. Hardware,  Groceries, Men's Goods and Crockery,    .    ,   .  RUSSELL-UW-CAULFIELD Company  "Ramon���������I know; he -has done this to  harm you. You /-must leave the ranch*;  No one can say; Svhat .he may do next"i  Carruthers bent to pick up something  ���������from the gro/und. It was the atub ot  a cigarette. He placed it tenderly and  -carefully in, his case before be ispoke.  "I know what. Ramon will do nextV  Bwe^theart. He'will cross the border  Into1 his own land tonight or else land  In the hands of the sheriff. I mean to  Btay in Texas, and 4 there \ is not room  for both of us." \  "On the Fortuna?" ft  "On our ranch," he' said. ] "I bough*  tho Fortuna yesterday to make sure  Of Ramon and of my.flenornW'   .���������__: ' *>  ' High Price of LoatHer. (  The rise In the price of leather, attributed in such large part to the development of the automobile industry,  means dearer shoes, fop everybody and  Inferior shoes for the poorer people.  But the actual decrease,in tbe number  of cattle In the, United Sta|tes since  C1900 is an lmportanti'factor in leather  prices. The federal census of a910 reported 61,803,866 caittle In this country, or 8.7 per cent/less than in 1900.  Shoes are going up all over the world,  because hides are/not as plentiful as)  they used to be wrttb a, smaller .population.���������Argonaut l  ���������'     .   ��������� It,  Radium by th������ Bottle.  The Austrian State Radium institution has now put aqueous solutions of  radium emanation oa the market for  Inhalation, drinking or baths'. The  price of the bottles,'ot radium i -water,  as It is called, varjles from sltrpence  tat a small bottle* containing ������������������ 10,000  units to 6 shillings for a large*" bottle  of 300,000 unfts. The bottles (bear a  Btamp of the/date, of issue/and [as tho  strength of'the emanation diminishes  by 50 per cent in ifour days lmn ledlat*  use Is recommended.)���������(Vienniw Coc  London Standardv ��������� *x  ES'i'RAY    NOTICE  Came onto the old Casseltnan ranch,  near Boundary Fall"., about a month ago,  a bay horse, white face and white hind  foot. Weighs about l,ooo pounds and is  about 16 years old.  December 28th, 1912.  J. C. Bor/rz  Boundary Falls.  HOW TO RESIST  Chronic Coughs and Colds.  Strong, vigorous men and women  hardly ever catch cold; it's only when  the system is run down and vitality  low that colds and coughs get a foothold.  Now isn't it reasonable that the  right way to cure a cough Is to build  up your strength again? .  Mrs. Olivia Parham, of East Durham, N. C, says: "I took Vinol for a  chronic cough' which had lasted two  years, and the cough not only disappeared, but it built up my strength  as well."  The reason Vinol is so efficacious In  such cases is because it contains in a  delicious concentrated form all the  medicinal curative elements of cod  liver oil, with tonic, blood-building  iron added.  Chronic coughs and colds yield to  Vinol because it builds up the weakened, run-down system.  You can get your money back any  time if Vinol does not do all we say.  J. L. White, Druggist, Greenwood, B. C.  1 Greenwood FEED Store |  I     *���������-====*=���������m________m    I  I We have a full line of |  I Corn, ������ Poultry Food |g  t\ For Good Bread use i  I "Our   Best"   Flour, 1  |     Try our Rolled Oats,     i������  | ' ��������� |  I Adams & Brown, Props. I  1 PHONES     ' -        5L and 5R 1  louflh./ I   > \  * . !Lm.W������ mm  His Errand.  m  i.  Didn't Know Enough.  "A dry climate is what you fought to  have."  "Do you think so?",:!  Tea." 1       &  /''I    '      <ft  "Why?"        !     J '       \  ���������Then you'd never J need ho comgj.ln  out of the rain,"   ' /  " . 4   fct -   V '  \ ,, Y  t   -  Commenting in the current issue  of the Cranbrook Herald, on tho  recent exhibit of East Kootenay  EIcHHfd  me  tho belliakers,  for  they hIiuII receive absent treatment.  BecaiiHe a woman puts her  clothes on over her head, is no  reason why she should not have a  vote.  They seemed mere specks of helpless;  misdirection In tbe distance.  Rita's face had lost its color. She]  turned her horse about, the rein hel<8  short and tight in her clinched hand.  "We must race before them as they)  como," sho said. "If the borees heepv  their strength they -will not trampled  us." ;��������� 1  But Carruthers had slipped from tlioj  saddle. '  "It Is sure death to try to ride with!  them," he answered. "Dismount ancl  fin an I tell vou," ,        J  Lacked the Minor Ouies.  ���������'What a strange' man be Js."  "Yes.    I   thlnkj he   baVi ai alxtli'  ense." '  "But they call'hlm '/crazjf.*'  "Sure.    He  la sny;, on U'the 8 other  five."   /      / |  His Support fa.  "Ho supports his wife."/ t  "How?"        / '   \  ��������� "By singing and cneerlng ��������� her* u������  after she gets W dally .TyashlD**2' out"  Tho Qrattor.  "Is ho loyal to you?"  "You bet" h  "What mates you thin ������ no?"; H  "My checlc. book."        i      4 H  Zi-,. .������������������������*  Wantkd.���������To know if Austin  Louis Bishop is alive. Last  heard from five years ago; from  Boundary Falls, B. C, aged fifty  years, medium height, gray-blue  eyes, small scar on right temple.  Trade, machinist. Any information thankfully received by his  sister, uMiss Lois Bishop, 281 E.  Market St., Akron, Ohio.  "'Ullo, Billy!   Where you goin'?"  "I ain't goin'.   I'm Jest seeiu' orf my  college chum 'ere."���������Punch.  Involuntary.  "Did you take the cold plunges your  doctor ordered?"  "Tea. I didn't think I'd have the  nerve, but I managed it"  "How?"  "Bought, myself a canoe."���������Washington-Star. .  \ A New Fad.  "Kitty," said her mother rebukingly,  "you must ait still when you are at  tbe table." *  "I can't, mammo," protested the little  girt. "I'm a fldgetarian."���������McOaU'fl  Magazine.  Tin* .family remedy   for   Coughs  and Colds  "Sbiluh costs so  little   and dees  so muchl'  JUNIOR  RISES  TO  PROTEST.  Thinks Ift a Foolish Thing to Name a  Boy After His Father.  "I certainly do not believe in this  ���������junior' business���������tbat is, naming a boy  for Ms father," said a young attorney,  the other day. We will have to refer  to him as A. Blank for obvious reasons.  "What's the matter with that?" a  friend asked. "I think that it is just  fine���������perpetuates tbe name, you know.  Zou see, your father, Judge Blank, is  widely known. You are his only son,  you see, A. Blank, Jr."  "That sounds all right in theory," Insisted the young attorney, "but I have  had tbe sad experience. In a case like  mine one has no individuality; he completely loses his Identity. I am next  to nil for that matter."  "What do you mean?"  "Just this. For twenty-five years I  have been introduced as 'the son of my  father.' Not as myself, A. Blank, stand  or fall, but as 'why all of. you know  Judge Blank���������this is his son.' Since the  baby came to my house about six  months ago all that has ceased."  "That's good," exclaimed the friend.  "Proud father gets back his long lost  name, eh?"  "No," was the sad reply; "now I am  Identified simply as 'the father of the  child.' The boy hasn't been named yet.  Father insists on calling him A. Blank  8d, but I am holding out for Bill,  Hank or Zeke, so he may have a name  all his own to be identified by."���������Kansas City Journal.  An Optimist.  J. Willis Westlake, tho Florida pomql-  oglst said in a recent address at Lake  Helen:  "The orange grower must be nu optimist to succeed. He enn't expect 10.-  000 oranges from every tree nt the  start He should show the spirit of  John Blanc.  "Blanc's first orange crop, when he  settled in Florida, wasn't much to  boast of. The man, however, kept up  heart  " 'How did your oranges do?' a friend  asked him at the season's end.  " 'Ob, we had a few,' ho replied.  " 'Good ones?'  "'Finol' said Blanc. 'My wife usea  them In placo of lemons. It makes  quite a oavinjr.' "-Washiagton Star.  1,Va  it-',  i-,v*  |fc-"V,


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